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Once upon a time, I travelled 500kms north to a small town, and went to check into a hotel. It was late. When I arrived at check in, they took my credit card and immediately cut it up.

They then called American Express and handed me the phone.

Seems I had used this card to pay for my internet provider, and they had been breached. Someone had access to my card information.

It was lucky that the breach had been discovered quickly.

That wasn't the case for many thousands of customers of TJ Maxx (or Winners in Canada).

So security breaches can happen to companies with full time security folks. Never assume it can't happen to you too. Don't lose a lot of sleep, but do stay vigilant. Or disconnect your computer from any network.